The Norway international striker has proven massive success since joining BVB from RB Salzburg in January, netting 13 times and creating three more in just 15 Bundesliga games.
BVB has to match Bayern’s ferocious consistency
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland says his side has to match Bayern Munich’s ferocious consistency if they achieve his goal and win the Bundesliga. The Norway international striker has proven massive success since joining BVB from RB Salzburg in January, netting 13 times and creating three more in just 15 Bundesliga games. But if the 20-year-old’s performance was intense, it was not quite matched by his side, losing four of their last 17 appearances to finish a distant 13 points behind champions Bayern, which won their eighth straight title. While that entry is certainly no disgrace. It was not enough to offer Hansi Flick a severe challenge – and Haaland admits that this is something that will need to change if the gap is to be successfully bridged.
Borussia have the quality and chance to become champions
“We have the quality to become champions, but one conversation is not enough,” he told reporters. “Bayern have distinguished themselves with their incredible consistency. We have to continue our development in the second half of the season. So we want to be even more successful next year”. Haaland’s displays have already earned his talk of moving to an even bigger club – Real Madrid, in particular, has been mentioned along with Manchester United, who previously had an interest in him. But he reiterated that he is not interested in leaving. “I have a long-term contract here until 2024. Anyway, it’s my big goal to win BVB title and celebrate fantastic success with our fans,” he said. A mindset similar to that of head coach Lucien Favre will help, he said.
“We are similar because we are both calm guys. But focused on the things that can make our squad better,” he said. Knocked out of the Champions League by PSG in the final stage of 16. Dortmund are currently on their summer break. However, the Bundesliga must get up and run again in the fall. With bindings in German football’s top two tiers slated to get underway from Friday, September 18.